Introduction to Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia Online Course is organized by Gulfcoast Ultrasound Institute (GCUS) Inc. and will be held from Oct 03, 2017 - Oct 03, 2020. This Conference has been approved for a maximum of 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

Target Audience:
This online course is intended for any physician, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), physician assistants, or any other medical professionals that have a desire to integrate ultrasound-guided techniques for regional anesthesia applications.

Course Description:
Introduction to Ultrasound Guided Regional Anesthesia Online Course is designed for medical professionals seeking to integrate ultrasound-guided regional anesthesia techniques for surgery, pain management, or procedural applications such as fracture reduction into their clinical practice. This online course is taught by leading emergency medicine ultrasound experts that incorporates comprehensive lectures and interactive case presentations that will provide the user with a comprehensive, engaging and informative review of various nerve blocks performed under ultrasound guidance. Upper extremity, lower extremity, truncal, “new” blocks, and emergency application nerve blocks are all covered in this online course. Enrollment is valid for twelve (12) months and begins the moment the participant is enrolled. Extend your online course access another 3 months with the addition of an onsite hands-on workshop or register for a regularly scheduled GCUS scan workshop.

Course Topics: 
• Imaging Fundamentals
• Indications & Applications for U/S guided Regional Anesthesia and Upper Extremity Nerve Blocks
• Live Demonstration: Upper Extremity
• Truncal Blocks
• Lower Extremity Nerve Blocks
• New Regional Blocks: Anterior Suprascapular and ESP Blocks
• Live Demonstrations: Truncal and Lower Extremity Blocks
• Regional Anesthesia for Emergency Medicine Applications

Course Objectives:
• Increase the participants’ knowledge and competence to perform Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia procedures.
• Demonstrate proper transducer manipulation and system optimization to produce diagnostic images.
• List the advantages of using ultrasound-guided nerve block techniques.
• Identify and distinguish the topographic and cross-sectional brachial plexus anatomy.
• Demonstrate imaging techniques for performing ultrasound-guided upper extremities regional anesthesia nerve blocks.
• Demonstrate imaging techniques for performing ultrasound-guided lower extremities anesthesia nerve blocks on live models.
• Perform PECC and TAP blocks using ultrasound guidance.
• Increase confidence to incorporate protocols, scan techniques, and interpretation criteria to integrate the skills learned into clinical practice.

Additional details will be posted as soon as they are available.

Intended Audience

Anesthesia and intensive care, Radiology

Activity Payment Details

Activity Fee : USD $435.00

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